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Infection Preventionist

Company: AdventHealth
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:


Description

Infection Preventionist AdventHealth East Orlando

 
Location Address: 7727 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth East Orlando

  • AdventHealth East Orlando, a 265-bed community hospital, has been serving East Orlando residents since 1941 as an innovative local leader that fills a vital need in a fast-growing area.
     
  • A recent 200,000 square-foot expansion project upgraded the hospital to 265 beds, with a spacious patient tower and 80 new private rooms designed to enhance the holistic care experience.
     
  • Annual number of emergency cases: 89,018
 
Work Hours/Shift:
  • Full Time, salaried
 

You Will Be Responsible For:   

 
  • Integrates clinical findings, laboratory results and other diagnostic tests to determine the presence of infections utilizing the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control, National Health and Safety Network HIPAC/SHEA
  • Identifies need for infection prevention measures in high risk patients based on risk assessment and assists with coordination and implementation of control measures based on patient’s age and diagnosis specific needs
  • Assesses clusters of microorganisms and conducts an epidemiological investigation of health care associated outbreaks including implementation of control measures
  • Utilizes threshold data for the assessment of unit specific/service specific infection rates and informs the assistant director of any potential problems
  • Identifies possible employee exposure to communicable diseases. Communicates with Employee Clinic and collaborates to assure thorough follow-up. Conducts surveillance as assigned utilizing the tools and data best suited for the task
 
 
 
Qualifications
What Will You Need:        
 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Graduate of school of nursing, medical technology, public health, or another healthcare-related field
 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field
  • At least 1 year of clinical experience in an area such as nursing, laboratory, respiratory therapy, etc
 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

  • Certification in Infection Control or CIC eligible, highly preferred
  • Current, valid license as a registered professional nurse, medical technologist, respiratory         therapist, or other clinical area
 
 
Job Summary:

Direct interventions that protects patients from health care-associated infections clinical and other settings. Conducts compliance audits to determine measures of success. Participates in projects and special programs relating to infection prevention. Serves as catalyst for change, actively involved in change management development for infection prevention. Assists with development, implementation and evaluation of the multi-disciplinary program for surveillance, prevention and control of infections at AdventHealth. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

 


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Keywords: AdventHealth, Orlando , Infection Preventionist, Other , Orlando, Florida

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